American Avocets at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

I’ve continued the routine: CBEC, occasionally Greenbury Point or Kent Narrows and one trip to Schoolhouse Pond, which was a total waste.

Lake Knapp continues to be the source of the action. Lots and lots of Egrets and Herons, and today, American Avocets! I’ve never seen them there before, but regular readers know we see them at Bombay Hook.

The Egrets are sometimes close, sometimes far, and I’m learning to deal with both. I like to get close, but you can get some nice compositions at a distance, as well.

I expect to start seeing Wild Turkeys soon,  and maybe last year’s Yellow Throated Warbler will visit again.

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CBEC 300

CBEC Dawn.

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I saw 18 Great Egrets this morning.


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Every MD marsh has hundreds of Red Winged Blackbirds.

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Forster’s Terns have just returned to the area.

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A few Snowy Egrets are hanging out as well.

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American Avocets! I could hardly believe my eyes, and I quickly moved to get a better look.

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Osprey nest repair.

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